Paterson

Paterson

Paterson

Drama pairing the talents of independent filmmaking giant Jim Jarmusch and actor Adam Driver (TV's Girls, Inside Llewyn Davis). Nominated for the Palme d'Or at Cannes 2016.

"Paterson is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey – they share the name. Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, observing the city as it drifts across his windshield and overhearing fragments of conversation swirling around him; he writes poetry into a notebook; he walks his dog; he stops in a bar and drinks exactly one beer; he goes home to his wife, Laura. By contrast, Laura's world is ever changing. New dreams come to her almost daily. Paterson loves Laura and she loves him. He supports her newfound ambitions; she champions his gift for poetry. The film quietly observes the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details." (Cannes)

Winner of the Palm Dog (Nellie), 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
2016Rating: M, Mature themes and coarse language118 minsUSA
DramaFestival & Independent
Director:
Jim Jarmusch ('Dead Man', 'Ghost Dog', 'Broken Flowers', 'Only Lovers Left Alive', 'Down by Law')
Writer:
Jim Jarmusch
Cast:
Adam DriverGolshifteh FarahaniBarry Shabaka HenleyMethod ManChasten HarmonWilliam Jackson HarperMasatoshi NagasiRizwan Manji
91%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

The appeal of the Jarmusch vision shrinks down - in every way - to something relatively minimal.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A mesmeric treat of a film - one of Jarmusch's best.

4.0
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Time Out

Time Out

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A lovely fable about the fragile, fruitful and occasionally fraught relationship between creativity and everyday life.

4.0
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The Times

The Times

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It's a thrilling rumination on the mimetic aspects of poetry, the inexplicable drive towards creativity and the search for meaning in the most simple acts of human expression.

5.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Slowly but surely, the gentleness of Jim Jarmusch's lovely new film steals up on you.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Jarmusch's film, like its main character is almost an anachronism in these modern times, a thoughtful, sedate, slowly-unfolding narrative that rewards patience.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

A delightful, meandering meditation on finding art and beauty in the most ordinary of places.

4.0
0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Everything is structured to evoke poetry through its measured pacing. The space left between events and interactions shows Jarmusch at his most poised.

5.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A mild-mannered, almost startlingly undramatic work that offers discreet pleasures to longtime fans of the New York indie-scene veteran, who can always be counted on to go his own way.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Quiet, thoughtful and deeply human, this is one of Jarmusch's finest and features Adam Driver's best performance yet - although you do risk coming out with a new affection for modernist poetry.

4.0
0

Jim Jarmusch's Paterson is probably one of the most beautiful films made in recent times. The poetry accounts for about 75% for this statement. Character intricacies such as Paterson not owning a smart phone, following a routine, Paterson's wife's diverse artistic ventures make for strangely intriguing watching. Though there is no major crisis or event...

4.0
0

Jim Jarmusch films can be challenging and Paterson (2016) is no exception. Audiences who are accustomed to plot or character-driven stories will find themselves grappling instead with a mood in search of a reason. Without a genre label to help, we must work through an exploratory essay into the ordinariness of human existence elevated occasionally by the...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

The appeal of the Jarmusch vision shrinks down - in every way - to something relatively minimal.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A mesmeric treat of a film - one of Jarmusch's best.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

A lovely fable about the fragile, fruitful and occasionally fraught relationship between creativity and everyday life.

4.0
0
The Times

The Times

press

It's a thrilling rumination on the mimetic aspects of poetry, the inexplicable drive towards creativity and the search for meaning in the most simple acts of human expression.

5.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Slowly but surely, the gentleness of Jim Jarmusch's lovely new film steals up on you.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Jarmusch's film, like its main character is almost an anachronism in these modern times, a thoughtful, sedate, slowly-unfolding narrative that rewards patience.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

A delightful, meandering meditation on finding art and beauty in the most ordinary of places.

4.0
0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Everything is structured to evoke poetry through its measured pacing. The space left between events and interactions shows Jarmusch at his most poised.

5.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A mild-mannered, almost startlingly undramatic work that offers discreet pleasures to longtime fans of the New York indie-scene veteran, who can always be counted on to go his own way.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Quiet, thoughtful and deeply human, this is one of Jarmusch's finest and features Adam Driver's best performance yet - although you do risk coming out with a new affection for modernist poetry.

4.0
0

Jim Jarmusch's Paterson is probably one of the most beautiful films made in recent times. The poetry accounts for about 75% for this statement. Character intricacies such as Paterson not owning a smart phone, following a routine, Paterson's wife's diverse artistic ventures make for strangely intriguing watching. Though there is no major crisis or event...

4.0
0

Jim Jarmusch films can be challenging and Paterson (2016) is no exception. Audiences who are accustomed to plot or character-driven stories will find themselves grappling instead with a mood in search of a reason. Without a genre label to help, we must work through an exploratory essay into the ordinariness of human existence elevated occasionally by the...

4.0
0